Boy Azooga's debut album, 1, 2 Kung Fu, is piloted by Davey Newington, a young man with much musical heritage. Davey took up the drums at the age of six. More recently, and operating as one Bongo Fury, he became the rhythmic pulse for Late Night Pop Dungeon.
Davey’s vocals and arrangements carry the tuneful yearning of early Badly Drawn Boy. But the palette extends far beyond singer-songwriterly poignancy. Davey recruited friends Daf Davies, Dylan Morgan and Sam Barnes to form the Boy Azooga live quartet, an ensemble that swings smoothly from filmic instrumentals to a churning, rave-tinged rock that hints at both Can and their progeny in Happy Mondays.